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  • Democrat Ayanna Pressley: No More ‘Black Faces That Don’t Want to Be a Black Voice’

    07/14/2019 5:15:46 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/19
    Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), a member of the “Squad” that Democrats claim was the target of a racist attack by President Donald Trump on Sunday, told left-wing bloggers Sunday afternoon: “We don’t need any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” Pressley is one of the four left-wing Democrats disparaged out last week by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as the “Squad.” The most prominent member, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), called Pelosi’s attack racist. That, in turn, drew criticism from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). An all-out racially charged fight within the House Democratic...
  • Pelosi: Census citizenship question is effort to 'make America white again'

    07/08/2019 2:11:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/08/19 | Cristina Marcos
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued Monday that President Trump's push to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census is an effort to "make America white again" in an adaptation of his campaign slogan. "This is about keeping — you know his hat — make America white again," Pelosi said at an event in San Francisco about election security legislation, referring to the red "Make America Great Again" hats that are popular among Trump supporters. Pelosi, like other critics of adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census, argued that it could result in racial minorities being undercounted so that...
  • The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat

    06/28/2019 3:48:58 AM PDT · by 3161J410 · 13 replies
    MIT Review ^ | 6/27/19 | David Hambling
    The Jetson prototype can pick up on a unique cardiac signature from 200 meters away, even through clothes. Everyone’s heart is different. Like the iris or fingerprint, our unique cardiac signature can be used as a way to tell us apart. Crucially, it can be done from a distance. It’s that last point that has intrigued US Special Forces. Other long-range biometric techniques include gait analysis, which identifies someone by the way he or she walks. This method was supposedly used to identify an infamous ISIS terrorist before a drone strike. But gaits, like faces, are not necessarily distinctive. An...
  • US soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she's 'not going to the f***g White House' if team wins World Cup

    06/26/2019 8:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/26/2019 | Amir Vera
    American women's soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe is not planning to go to the White House if the national team wins the World Cup. A reporter from Eight by Eight, a soccer magazine that looks at the sport and its place in culture, asked Rapinoe if she was excited about going to the White House if her team wins the Women's World Cup. "Psssh, I'm not going to the f*****g White House," she fired back before the reporter finished the question. "No. I'm not going to the White House. We're not gonna be invited. I doubt it." The magazine posted the...
  • Top Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann lands book deal

    06/21/2019 2:03:14 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/21/2019 | Joe Concha
    Andrew Weissmann, a top prosecutor in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, has signed a book deal with publishing giant Random House, according to The New York Times and CNN. The reports of Weissmann's book deal come more than two months after the redacted version of the Mueller report was made available to the public in April. With the deal, Weissmann would be the first special counsel team member to provide a behind-the-scenes account of the nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Judge approves special prosecutor to investigate Jussie Smollett case

    06/21/2019 12:06:26 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    National review ^ | June 21, 2091 | Jack Crowe
    A Chicago judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax hate crime. Judge Michael Toomin said that Foxx’s unorthodox decision to drop all charges against Smollett absent an admission of guilt was within her authority, but suggested that her decision to hand the case over to her top deputy was improper. The special prosecutor may end up bringing charges against Smollett in connection with the staged hate crime, Toomin said. Former state appellate judge Sheila O’Brien petitioned for the appointment of a special prosecutor...
  • Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

    06/20/2019 8:26:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    AP ^ | June 20,2019 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The justices, in ruling 7-2 in favor of the cross’ backers, concluded that the nearly 100-year-old memorial’s presence on a grassy highway median doesn’t violate the First Amendment’s establishment clause, which prohibits the government from favoring one religion over others. The case had been closely watched because it involves the place of religious symbols in public life. Defenders of the cross in Bladensburg had argued that a ruling against them could...
  • Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid 'treason'

    06/16/2019 3:45:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 16, 2019 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has lashed out at The New York Times, saying it engaged in a "virtual act of treason" for a story that said the U.S. was ramping up its cyber-intrusions into Russia's power grid. The Times reported on Saturday that the U.S. has bored into Russian utility systems in an escalating campaign meant to deter future cyber activity by Russia. It comes as the U.S. looks for new ways to punish Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and prevent a recurrence. The Times, in its official public relations account, called Trump's accusation "dangerous" and...
  • Kim Jong-Un executes general by throwing him in piranha-filled fish tank

    06/09/2019 5:53:35 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Daily Star ^ | June 9, 2019 | John Ward
    North Korea’s tyrant ordered his death after he was accused of planning a coup. Kim had a giant fish tank built inside Ryongsong Residence, .....The victim’s arms and torso were cut open with knives before he was thrown into the tank. it's unclear whether the general was killed by the fish, died from his wounds or drowned. The researchers are believed to have come up with several execution methods designed to scare potential plotters. It's believed they got the idea from the1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me,.... Kim’s aquarium is filled with several hundred piranhas imported from...
  • Why an Illegal Phone Search Got This Man Kicked Out of the USA

    06/06/2019 5:38:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 57 replies
    The daily bell ^ | 25may19 | By Joe Jarvis
    There was no conceivable reason for border agents to be suspicious when “Charles” flew from Brazil to Chigaco, with a final destination of Denver. But that didn’t stop them from searching his luggage, searching him, and finally searching his phone. Customs and Border Protection has been ramping up their searches of the electronics of travelers to the United States. Over 30,000 people had their electronics searched at a U.S. airport last year while traveling to or from the United States. In this interview, Charles tells me about his ordeal with the United States Customs and Border Protection. He was traveling...
  • Trump Baby Balloon Popped! [by a Brit!]

    06/05/2019 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    citizenfreepress ^ | June 4, 2019 9:46 pm | Kane
    British woman stabs Trump baby balloon while shouting he ‘is the best president ever’ The Trump baby blimp, which took flight in London on Tuesday to protest the president’s U.K. visit, was stabbed by Trump supporter Amy Dalla Mura, also known as “Based Amy.” In a video posted to Twitter, Mura films herself walking up to the nearly 20-foot-tall orange, inflatable baby blimp and stabs it with a sharp object, prompting shouts from surrounding protesters. “That’s a disgrace. It’s a national disgrace. The president of the United States is the best president ever!” Shortly before police arrive, Mura films herself...
  • Jon Voight declares Trump ‘greatest president since Abraham Lincoln’…

    05/25/2019 10:35:28 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 37 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 5/25/19 | Kane
    Jon Voight declares Trump ‘greatest president since Abraham Lincoln’… SHORT VIDEO
  • Pelosi questions Trump's fitness. Time for 'intervention'?

    05/23/2019 1:41:04 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    MSN News ^ | 5/23/2019
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump's fitness to remain in office Thursday, suggesting a family or staff "intervention" for the good of the nation after his dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting with Democrats. No, said Trump's spokeswoman, it's the Democrats who are "insane" if they think he should work on legislation with them when they accuse him of engaging in a cover-up in the Trump-Russia election investigation. Both the Republican president and Democratic leaders dug in a day after Trump stalked out of the Cabinet Room demanding an end to all congressional probes before he...
  • Shocking moment Arnold Schwarzenegger is DROP-KICKED from behind while posing for selfies with...

    05/18/2019 9:08:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 18, 2019 | Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment Arnold Schwarzenegger is DROP-KICKED from behind while posing for selfies with fans in South Africa This is the shocking moment Arnold Schwarzenegger is drop-kicked from behind while posing for selfies with fans, including children in South Africa. Schwarzenegger can be seen talking to people in a gymnasium at the fourth annual Arnold Classic Africa event when seemingly out of nowhere he is attacked with a flying kick. Fortunately and perhaps unsurprisingly, despite his age, Schwarzenegger was unfazed, writing on Twitter afterwards: 'Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. 'I thought I was...
  • 2016 AZ Police Report: Cocaine Pipe in Hunter Biden car rental; L/E Declined to Prosecute

    05/18/2019 3:29:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 73 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/17/19 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Breitbart News obtained a police report filed days before Obama's 2016 presidential election that describes a used cocaine pipe found in a rental car returned to an Arizona Hertz location in the middle of the night. Also found inside the vehicle were Hunter's personal effects: <><> two drivers’ licenses both bearing Hunter Biden’s legal name, Robert Biden, <><> credit cards with the same name, <><> a Secret Service business card in Hunter Biden's name, <><> an Attorney General’s badge, <><> a used cocaine pipe, <><> a white powdery substance in the arm rest of the vehicle. “Joseph McGee” called the...
  • Grumpy Cat Dies: Feline Star of TV & Internet Was 7

    05/17/2019 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Widget Jr · 17 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 17, 2019 | Dave Quinn
    Here’s something to be grumpy about: Grumpy Cat, the furry feline who started as an Internet meme sensation before becoming a household name, has died. She was 7. Grumpy’s caretakers — Tabatha Bundesen, her brother Bryan Bundesen and her daughter Crystal Bundesen, all of Morristown, Arizona — announced the news on Friday morning in a touching message to the cat’s more than 12.4 million followers across social media. They explained that the cat had died “peacefully” in Tabatha’s arms on Tuesday morning, due to complications from a recent urinary tract infection that “unfortunately became too tough to overcome.”
  • Grumpy Cat is DEAD: World mourns as internet's most famous feline passes away aged [tr]

    05/17/2019 3:34:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2019 | Siofra Bennett
    The world's crankiest cat with a permanent scowl that has inspired countless memes, a best-selling series of books and a movie has passed away, aged seven. Grumpy Cat, owned by Tabatha Bundesen from Morristown, Arizona shot to fame in 2012 in a YouTube video that got 15.7 million views, and earned more than Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz and Matthew McConaughey during her time in the spotlight. Even amassing a reported $100M fortune was not enough to put a smile on the face of the internet sensation – real name Tardar Sauce - who was born with dwarfism and...
  • Six female officers charged with illegally strip searching women at New York jail

    05/07/2019 4:45:51 AM PDT · by csvset · 34 replies
    Wtkr ^ | 6 May 2019 | Tribune News Wire
    NEW YORK — Six female corrections officers have been charged with illegally strip searching women who visited the Manhattan Detention Center, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced Monday. According to court documents, the corrections officers routinely strip searched female visitors without their consent. This included forcing the visitors to remove their pants and underwear, touching the visitors’ breasts, and examining the visitors’ private areas. Leslie-Ann Absalom 53, a former DOC captain, and DOC officers Daphne Farmer, 49, Jennifer George, 32, Lisette Rodriguez, 51, Alifa Waiters, 45, and Latoya Shuford, 36, have been all charged with official misconduct, unlawful imprisonment, conspiracy...
  • TESS discovers its 1st Earth-sized exoplanet

    04/28/2019 3:34:51 AM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    earthSky ^ | 26apr19 | By Paul Scott Anderson
    Launched in 2018, TESS is NASA’s new space-based exoplanet hunter. Now it’s found its 1st Earth-sized world orbiting a nearby star. The discovery bodes well, scientists say, for finding more similar worlds in the near future. Artist’s concept of HD 21749c, the first Earth-sized exoplanet discovered by TESS. Image via Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science.NASA’s newest exoplanet-hunting telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now found its first Earth-sized world. It’s the smallest planet TESS has found yet in its still-young mission. Astronomers say it’s another exciting step towards finding worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of...
  • Google readies big north San Jose expansion, buys north Mountain View buildings

    04/17/2019 5:47:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 17, 2019 | George Avalos
    Google has leased four office buildings in a vast north San Jose tech campus where it could employ 3,600 workers or more, and has bought a trio of old office buildings in north Mountain View for a quarter-billion dollars, marking eye-popping new expansions of the search giant’s Silicon Valley operations. The latest moves come as the search giant continues to plan for a huge San Jose complex that would dramatically expand its footprint in the Bay Area’s largest city. Google paid $250.2 million for the north Mountain View buildings, according to public documents filed on Tuesday with Santa Clara County....